Remain Insane

Ramblings of an animal loving, people hating, game enthusing, book nerd :D

About me April 12, 2012

Gemma likes to think of herself as a witty closet journalist, so decided she would share this with the world and create a blog. The plan was to wow viewers with her well researched and thought out posts, however after recent review it has been found that actually, Gemma just spew’s forth a whole load of verbal diarrhoea along with gifs and cat memes in an attempt to provide ‘LOLZ’. She entertained the idea of perhaps changing her blog content to something a little more sophisticated, but then got distracted by a video of dog dancing to ‘Shake That’, and hence has continued to fill her blog with her raving. And cats. She will occasionally talk about something serious here and there, but will mostly crap on like a lunatic.

Gemma amazingly managed to drag herself through 4 years of uni in an Animal Behaviour degree, and is now waiting on her official piece of paper so she can start regularly using the phrase ‘Trust me, I’m a scientist’. At 16, she managed to snag the best ‘first job’ ever and started working in an Aussie wildlife park, cuddling koalas, wrestling crocodiles and taming snakes, which she thought was pretty awesome. From this, she decided she would like to spend her life working towards animal care and conservation. She currently volunteers at a zoo making animal toys, and talks about her most favourite and loved animal; orangutans, every chance she gets. It must also be noted that Gemma has realised that she hates people, a lot. She likes to claim she isn’t antisocial, she just thinks people are stupid. Being an old fashioned nancy, one of Gemma’s favourite things is to rant about people who she secretly suspects to have an IQ of single digits.

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Video games and books are the best. Gemma has a cat called Jasper who acts like a dog. All things nerdy are absolutely wonderful. Big Bang Theory and Scrubs is the shit, full stop no returns. If you don’t think the Lion King is THE BEST DISNEY MOVIE EVER, don’t discuss this with Gemma, as she will become unnecessarily aggravated and violent. Gemma also apparently likes to talk about herself in third person.


90 Responses to “About me”

  1. andy1076 Says:

    Hi! πŸ™‚ thank you so much for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  2. Amy-Lee Says:

    hahahahahahhaha!! ahhhhhhh Gem, you make me laugh so much πŸ™‚ you’re a nutcase – now a FAMOUS nutcase πŸ˜€

    But this blog you’ve made is in-bedded with your personality through and through. Full stop, no returns.

    You’ve done yourself proud my best girl. Not to mention me and everyone else who loves you to bits and who would be totally and utterly lost without you in this sad and pathetic world we have no choice but to share with the freaks that are the reason it’s so sad and pathetic.

    You make this sad and pathetic place a bit more brighter and the people who love you more of a reason NOT to commit suicide every time they step out their front door lol.
    For example: WHO WAS THE IDIOT THAT CREATED MURRAY BRIDGE??? If there weren’t a few decent people living here – I’d turn this joint into a big giant crater in the ground.

    But still, nonetheless, my point is: I love you and I’m proud that you are my best friend (the only friend I’ve ever trusted with my life and had the strongest relationship with – we can never we pulled apart). We’ve been through so much shit together, but it’s just made us stronger and fortified our minds and hearts.

    There’s nothing that can get in our way anymore; we’re one hell of a team, you and I πŸ™‚

    We’re family πŸ™‚

  3. planettwentytwo Says:

    Hi Gemma, that is the best ‘about me’ I’ve read… EVER! Hahaha.

  4. Gemma Says:

    Haha you bet it is πŸ˜› By the way, thankyou for following my blog! ^_^

  5. 163saysnothingaboutme Says:

    Thanks for the like, new to the blog thing but seems we share a dislike of… people, and a love for ranting lol Plus both acknowledge the indisputable superiority of the lion king, i didn’t even know this was open to debate.

    • Gemma Says:

      No worries! πŸ™‚ Huzzah! Another antisocial such as myself! πŸ˜€ Sometimes I think I’d just be better being a hermit πŸ˜€ Haha oh trust me, its not πŸ˜› EVERY MOVIE PALES IN COMPARISON! I’m glad you think so too, I think we’ll get along just fine my lovely, thankyou for following my blog! ^_^

      • 163saysnothingaboutme Says:

        See that’s where i am tied. I love nothing more to socialise and hate not being social…. but equally people just annoy me… viscous circle. 😦
        And no problem, i only follow 3 so far so expansion is needed. Maybe seeing how much you rant will make me feel less of a grump? who knows
        Happy Pressing? or whatever its called around here

      • Gemma Says:

        Ah the vicious circle, I think I’m stuck in that too! πŸ™‚ People = its a love hate relationship πŸ˜› Ranting is the best way to get things off your chest, so rant away! πŸ˜€ Some times I feel like a grump too, but there is so many people on WordPress that do the same, its nice to find all like minded people! πŸ˜€ I’m not actually sure what the phrase is, but I like that! Happy Pressing to you too! XD

  6. beckyday6 Says:

    Haha, great about page Gemma, I’m really enjoying looking round your blog. I can’t believe you’ve only just started, your posts are so good!

    • Gemma Says:

      Aw! Thankyou so much love! You’ve just made my night! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you are enjoying reading it! I just had a look at your blog and I just have to subscribe, I love reading book reviews! πŸ™‚

  7. aninquisitivekat Says:

    I’ve just woken my partner up from laughing so hard from reading your blogs and your about me page. I agree whole-heartedly on the Lion King front. It’s one of those films you can watch again and again…literally. I will be going for a personal best of ten times in one day. By the end of it I may have convinced myself that I am in fact Rafiki and do some crazy baboon dancing πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      Aw I’m glad you like my posts! πŸ˜€ Hope your partner wasnt too cranky about being woke up hehe! πŸ˜› Hahaha I’d definately join in with you there, Rafikis crazy baboon dancing is the best! Asanta sana squashed banana! πŸ˜€ thanks for subscribing love! ^_^

  8. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. Your posts are super funny & I’ll def be subscribing πŸ™‚ How could I ignore a Lion King lover?? haha.

    • Gemma Says:

      Hey love, no worries! πŸ™‚ I didn’t get much of a chance to look at your blog yesterday but I really liked what I saw so far, so prepare for a blog stalking this afternoon πŸ˜€ thankyou so much lovely! ^_^ haha Lion King is the best! πŸ˜€

  9. beckafly Says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I read through a couple of your posts, love your blog and sense of humor πŸ™‚ Nice to meet a fellow book and gaming nerd πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      No worries! πŸ™‚ thankyou for checking out my blog and commenting, I’m glad you like it! πŸ™‚ book and gaming nerds need to stick together! πŸ™‚

  10. Kaye Says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my “About Me” page. You sound like a very interesting, eccentric person and your blog reflects that wonderfully!

  11. Jessica Says:

    Gemma, thank you so much for commenting on my blog. If you hadn’t, I would never have known what a hilarious blog I was missing out on! I can’t wait to see what kind of animal-love/people-hate posts you come up with next. =)

    • Gemma Says:

      Aw thankyou so much lovely, and thanks for subscribing! I’m glad you enjoy reading πŸ™‚ Hehe oh don’t worry, they’ll be plenty more πŸ˜‰

  12. Actually shocked by how much your life is like mine. Bad driver, people hater, procastinator… :O

    • Gemma Says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! πŸ™‚ Welcome my fellow people hater procrastinator, thankyou for subscribing lovely! πŸ˜€

  13. YEY! Someone else who thinks Lion King is the best movie ever!
    *high five*

    Loved reading this, by the way! πŸ˜€

  14. Hi Gemma, I’ve finally gotten around tO checking out your blog.. Took me awhile, was off in lalaland somewhere.. Sounds great so far, looking forward to reading more! Great to hear from another fellow Aussie too!! Kate x

    • Gemma Says:

      Hey Kate, thanks for stopping by and subscribing! πŸ™‚ Thankyou love, I’m glad you enjoy reading πŸ™‚ I just had another trundle through your own blog, I love your style of writing, consider me subscribed! ^_^ Us Aussies seem to be few and far between on the world of WordPress, have to to stick together! πŸ™‚ x

  15. Cady Says:

    Haha, this About Me is fantastic! I’m also a “people-hater,” working in customer service will do that to you. Also loving the fact that you’re a fellow gamer/book nerd! I’m looking forward to reading more from you πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      Thankyou my lovely, I’m glad you enjoyed reading and that you are people hating gaming/book nerd like me πŸ˜€ I look forward to chatting with you! ^_^

  16. Ah, best. About. Ever! Big Bang Theory really is too legit. I’ve never actually found the combination of a book/gaming nerd before. All my friends are too intellectually challenged to read books, although they do game \o/ Anyhoo, I’d sign off with something in Klingon, but I don’t actually speak it πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      Haha thanks! πŸ™‚ The only bad thing about being both is that most of the time I am torn and am not sure what I should be spending my time doing, too many good games and books! πŸ˜›

  17. ThatRobHall Says:

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog Eat, Sleep, Procrastinate! I’m currently loving having a read of yours! Also, the Lion King was pretty good, but it’s no Mulan πŸ˜‰

    • Gemma Says:

      No worries, thanks for stopping by mine too! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed reading πŸ˜€ /gasps OH NO HE DIDN’T! πŸ˜›

      • ThatRobHall Says:

        I just feel like Mulan was more fun. Not that TLK wasn’t totally awesome πŸ˜‰

      • Gemma Says:

        Hahaha nice save, I won’t have to turn rabid now ;P Mulan is pretty awesome πŸ˜€ thanks for subscribing! πŸ™‚

  18. Subhan Zein Says:

    Gemma, you should definitely come to my home country where Orangutans find their home then! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    • Gemma Says:

      Oh I definitely will! πŸ™‚ I am actually planning on travelling to Borneo at the end of my university course to spend 2 months working in an orangutan orphanage, which will be amazing! πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by and commenting Subhan πŸ™‚

  19. Jessica Says:

    Gemma, I’m returning the favor and have re-nominated you for the Sisterhood! xoxo

  20. Fun that you popped over to All Mussed up, and I thought I’d pop back over here to say hi — hullo! I completely agree about the link between blogging and procrastination…I started my blog during my uni finals week a few months ago! (: Keep at it.

    • Gemma Says:

      Blogging is one of the best ways to procrastinate πŸ˜€ I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who does it! πŸ˜› Thanks for stopping by lovely! πŸ™‚

  21. EarthKnight Says:

    Excellent blog, it looks like you have a lot of fun writing your posts.

    • Gemma Says:

      Aw thanks! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed reading, haha yes I do have quite a lot of fun ranting and rambling, its my forte πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  22. Thanks for the follow. I am following you right back…fellow stupid people hater! Actually I more love than hate stupid people because they give me lots to laugh at! πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      No worries love, thanks for following my blog as well! πŸ™‚ hahaha very true πŸ˜› I’ve found that its about half and half, half make me just sit back and laugh, and the other half make me want to smack them in the face πŸ˜›

  23. You are crazy. Ola sister!

  24. Lilah Says Says:

    Hey! Thanks so much for checking out my blog πŸ™‚
    The people hating and ranting is right up my street so I’ll be following back! Haha!

  25. I too have nominated you for an awards. You can choose from the “One Lovely Blog” Award, the “Reader’s Appreciation Award” or “The Sunshine Award”. They’re all on my page with their rules for your choosing. I love reading your posts Gemma! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  26. “An Awards”?!?! Damn it with the incorrect plural. Eh, you know what I meant. πŸ˜‰

  27. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I love yours (it’s all about animals, what’s not to love?) πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      No worries lovely, and thankyou for visiting mine! πŸ™‚ Animals are wonderful! πŸ˜€ Prepare for a blog stalking later, I havn’t been on wordpress in so long, I need to catch up on everyone’s blogs! πŸ™‚

  28. Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, and Lion King? I may… yep. I love you. (In a purely blogger from the other side of the globe who is not trying to take the place of your boyfriend or cat kind of way.)

    • Gemma Says:

      And I love you too random citizen! πŸ™‚ Big Bang/Scrubs/Lion King enthusiasts unite! ;D Thanks for stopping by, prepare for a blog stalk later hehe πŸ˜›

  29. B Says:

    At the risk of sounding like a stalker…I miss your posts! I’m looking forward to one soon πŸ™‚

    • B Says:

      Okay the smiley face made it creepy. I’m sorry.

      • Gemma Says:

        Naw this made my day! πŸ™‚ I miss blogging, life has been quite hectic over the past month, I’m hoping to get back into it very very soon, so stay tuned! πŸ™‚ Hahaha I don’t mind having a stalker ;P

  30. Hey! Your blog is really hilarious! Can’t wait to start following!

    Here’s mine…

  31. Jeyna Grace Says:

    Video games and books are awesome activities! Anyone who thinks they aren’t are just weird. LOL

    • Gemma Says:

      I’m glad you think so! πŸ™‚ I agree, I actually do know some of these weird people that don’t like books or video games (the shock, the horror!) and I always wonder how they can live with themselves πŸ˜› thanks for stopping by love! πŸ™‚

  32. HAHA! I love the structure of your blog! This is hysterical. Definitely following!

  33. B Says:

    I had no idea where to write this comment so thought this wold be the best place. I READ THE HUNGER GAMES. Can see why you changed the ending. For me, it felt like something was missing. I don’t really know how to explain it but it was like first and second books kind of pumped full of energy and then the third loses it a little, wins it back, loses it some more and the ending just seemed to sit uncomfortably between it all. Like it was too neat, or not enough was explained or something. I still enjoyed them though, and at the moment with revision upon me a nice enough, easy, ‘happy’ (debatable I know) ending is what my brain could work with. πŸ™‚ x

    • B Says:

      I realise that comment is punctuated terribly but I felt guilty for being on wordpress when I should be revising so I rushed while typing. My bad.

      • Gemma Says:

        It’s all good, when I’m on a roll in the middle of a rant my english skills seem to fly out the window πŸ˜› Good luck with your revision! πŸ™‚ xx

      • Gemma Says:

        Also, I think my wordpress has screwed up and while I replied to your first comment I don’t think it will give you the notification as it has just become a random comment of mine below this one -___- Stupid technology. Should be at the bottom of my ‘about me’ page though πŸ™‚

    • Gemma Says:

      I completely agree, the ending was just …… what’s the word I could use….. strange? on so many levels! I worked out exactly why it made me angry though πŸ˜› (Spoiler alert ahead for those who have not read it :P) The character change in Katniss was too much for me, I know that it was showing that amongst such destruction and death someone can not stay unchanged, but Katniss went from being a heroine who was strong and unwavering to a snivelling character who had no fight in her. Peeta had a reason to be messed up, but the way Katniss was acting you would have thought it had been her that had been through months of torture. I wouldn’t have minded her depression and that bit of crazy if they had at least kept some original elements of her personality that we came to love, her strength, her determination, but all of it was gone and we were left with a completely different character. Also, after everything Katniss went through and all the brave things she did (I mean she was the cause of the rebellion and the face of the movement that ending up freeing Panem for gods sake!), she is just carted off as a looney for killing Coin and remembered as nothing more, rather than remebered for the amazing things she did! And finally, the thing that peeved me off the most….. Prim. The WHOLE SERIES began with Katniss sacrificing herself to save Prim’s life, AND FOR WHAT?! SHE STILL ENDS UP DYING,WHICH JUST SENDS KATNISS MORE INSANE, EVEN THOUGH SHE DIDNT EVEN SEEM TO CARE ABOUT HER SISTER IN THE LAST BOOK! OH AND GALE! WHO HAS BEEN KATNISS’S FRIEND FOR YEARS JUST PISSES OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET WITHOUT A SO MUCH AS A HOW-DO-YOU-DO……. Phew, sorry, random outburst of anger πŸ˜› Honestly, that ending for me almost rendered the whole series pointless, lucky I loved the first one so much that I’ll probably read it again sometime! πŸ˜›

      • B Says:

        You’re so right! Katniss changed too much to still be Katniss, I think that’s what my problem was. I didn’t actually mind that she ended up with Peeta (apologies to anyone who’s not read the books). That kind of made sense to me after all they’d been through but yeah, the changes were too much in Katniss. Peeta, even though he changed, was still Peeta. Katniss just became some other character that was like a baby Katniss.

        I feel your anger at Prim dying, I think that she was trying to show that Prim was always meant to die. At first at the hands of the Capitol and then at the suspected hands of Coin. Katniss couldn’t keep her safe forever. Still sucked though.

        I feel like I could talk to you for hours about this! Paha but I am at work and must cut this short. Oh but one final thing, I hated that she was just carted off and shipped back to 12. I know she always would have because that was her home but still. And I wanted to know what happened with Gale – a high powered job is not enough information!

        Will most probably read them again in a few years time but I still stand by our opinions although the first book is all kinds of awesome, as is the second. πŸ™‚

      • Gemma Says:

        Hahaha I think we could talk about this for days before we were done! πŸ˜› I agree, there was just so many things about it that if they had been on their own they would have been acceptable, but putting all of them together (Katniss changing, Prim dying, Gale pissing off ect) changed the series far too much for my liking! Most books that I have read as of late have had less than satisfactory endings, which makes me super worried that my favourite series Obernewtyn (which the last book is coming out late this year….. I think….. the author is ridiculous with her release dates, shes been writing this book series since the 1980s! ARGH! But thats for another rant :P) is going to end badly which could quite possibly send me on a book burning rampage πŸ˜›

  34. littlebookblog Says:

    I have nominated you for both the Sunshine Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope that you will accept these along with my congratulations and pass them onto blogs that you love! (: See the rules at Congratulations!

  35. brittyell Says:

    I have nominated you for both the Sunshine Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope that you will accept these along with my congratulations and pass them onto blogs that you love! (: See the rules at

  36. ardenrr Says:

    So you know I think you’re kind of awesome so I nominated you for an award …

  37. Hi Gemma! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award because your blog has given me joy and inspiration. To find out more visit

  38. Hi Gemma-

    I’m very happy I found your blog… It’s right up my alley!

    Much continued success with it!

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